My sons called this the genetically, mutated green thing.
I bought it because this vegetable looks cute! In fact, I first saw them on soohk’s photoblog. One of his readers said it is:
It is a type of Brocolli. they are easy to find where i live here in switzerland.
its called Romanesco broccoli and is a Italian variety.
It is slightly more expensive than cauliflower. This costs RM3.30 from Tesco.
I stir fried them with some fresh button mushroom, garlic, a little corn flour, oyster sauce and rice wine.
The taste? A little like cauliflower but crunchier. It also doesn’t smell ‘green’ like some brocoli.